Apparently Tommy Wingels is a lot more involved in the "You Can Play" PSA than I thought.
Some quotes about him from Patrick Burke:
Tommy Wingels of the SJ Sharks and Andy Miele of the PHX Coyotes organization both serve on our advisory board. In addition, they are our founding donors. Without their support and generosity, we never would have gotten off the ground. They keep bugging me to find more ways to get them involved in LGBT athlete outreach. Tommy and Andy are absolute hockey heroes.
Answered elsewhere, but Tommy Wingels and Andy Miele are the two big ones. The NHL players we have reached out to have been amazing and have gone out of their way to participate.
Plus you know, Marleau being incredibly consistent over his career and all...
I loved JR as a Shark, but he really needs to shutup.
I really dont think he is wrong though. I do go back to the last, bad stretch I can really remember from a few years ago. The Sharks were struggling and the yotes spanked them hard, 6-0 or 6-1, something like that. The Sharks went on the road and swung back through phoenix. Patty gets in a fight in the first period/few shifts and the team responds.
When patty gets moving, gets hitting and gets aggressive. The team follows him. This is the softest sharks team I have seen in a long time. They dont normally take a lot of crap from the other team (short of the jackets game) but they dont initiate anything either.
I dont think anyone expects anything different from Patty, hes been the same throughout his life. That said, I think if he shows a bit of emotion he can wake up the team. I dont expect a fight from him but I expect him to start going to the dirty areas, talking on the bench more etc.